George Brooke Farquhar
July 16, 1932 – February 7, 2020
Calabash, NC George Brooke Farquhar (“Brooke”), 87, of Calabash, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 7, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Brooke was born July 16, 1932 in Washington, D.C. to Carol and Marian Farquhar. He graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland in 1950. From 1951 to 1955 he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree and later studied at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego, California. He was an Oceanographer for the U.S. National Ocean Research and Development Activity (NORDA) for 30 years, retiring from the Government in 1990. In 1993, he moved to Calabash, North Carolina with his wife, April. He enjoyed golf, travel, and Dixie Land jazz music. He was very active in his community, serving as the Community Association President for Saltaire Village for 3 years, and a life-time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Calabash, North Carolina.
He is survived by his wife, April Janet; children Carol Francis (J.D.), Brooke Miller, Douglas Lee (Cheryl), Lisa Marie (Pete), Scott David, Debbie Patrice (Frank), and Donald Foster (Alice); grandchildren, William Brooke (Katherine), Heather Elise (Scott), Brian Gilbert, Bradley James, Samuel Brooke, and Ellie Marie; great-grandchildren Hunter Gene and Carolina Jolie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Brooke is predeceased by his grandson, Sean Hunter.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the VFW, 900 Carter Dr. SW, Calabash, NC 28467, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 22nd.
Brooke has been granted the honor of burial at sea by the U.S. Navy at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Brooke’s name to the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 S Waverly Rd, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827.
A guestbook is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, February 22, 2020
George Brooke Farquhar
February 23, 2020
I did not get to spend much time with Brooke. But I got to know him after he married my mom. When we would visit together, I always loved talking about baseball with him, especially the Orioles. He also got me turned on to Dixieland jazz; and it became an annual event for them to come to Florida for the jazz festival. I always looked forward to us attending that together. I have enjoyed that music ever since he introduced me to it. Brooke was a very intelligent, well rounded man. But the thing that impressed me most about him was that he treated my mom like a queen. She deserved that after what she had been through.
He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. My mom taught me what the Bible says about the dead being resurrected to the earth in the near future. I look forward to being able to see Brooke again and enjoy music together.
February 21, 2020
Carol, sending you and your family condolences on the passing of your father. We wish you strength and peace in this difficult time.
Your friends Lucy, Sue, Terry, and Joe
Jim and Sue David
February 11, 2020
We have only positive memories of Brooke. He was always friendly, dignified and caring. We particularly remember the rehearsal dinner for Pete and Lisa’s wedding. Brooke was the perfect gentleman.
We very much enjoyed visiting Brooke and Janet at their home in Calabash. We went out to dinner together at a very nice restaurant and had a very enjoyable time. Brooke was always a “class act.” We will miss him.